From helping you stay cool to keeping you well hydrated, this red fleshy fruit does it all. Its name says it all

Boasting of a very high water content, around 91 percent, this summer favourite is low in calories and is proven to help in weight loss. A study published in the American Journal of Hypertension, revealed that eating watermelon on a regular basis is good for heart health and can significantly help in reducing the risk of heart problems. Besides, it also helps reduce those bags under your eyes, protect your eyes and improve vision, thanks to its high vitamin A content. In addition to being an excellent source of carbohydrates, protein, fibre and vitamins B and C, it is also a good source of potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. While you can enjoy the goodness of this fruit in its raw form, you can also get more out of this fruit with these easy-to-follow recipes:

Chilled Watermelon Gazpacho

This cold watermelon soup is all you need to enjoy this summer. 

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Watermelon Mojito Balls

These refreshing mouthfuls of melon soaked in mint and lime are enough to help you relax on a hot summer day. 

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Also read: Watermelon, a wonder melon

Watermelon Dosa

Watermelon with dosa? Yes, that’s right. 

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Watermelon Lemonade 

Fresh and tangy, this summer special lemonade will not only help you quench your thirst but also leave you feeling refreshed. 

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Also read: Of YouTube sensation Mastanamma's watermelon chicken and more

Grilled Watermelon with Raw Mango 

A whole new twist to your summer grilling. 

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